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Syvahanna’s Story

By Vanessa H. Undiagnosed or poor mental health is a serious threat to society and an individual’s daily life often leading to a seemingly unbroken cycle of fear, erratic behavior, law enforcement involvement and often tragically even death.  Syvahanna is no stranger to the reality of this she was in a terrible cycle of 911…

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25 Years Ago

Twenty Five Years Ago

By Sadie Hess Twenty Five Years Ago… Today I sit here in awe I have been leading here for exactly 25 years.  Today is August 19th, 2021.  Twenty-five years ago, I had been through a vast myriad of rapid roller coaster emotions: highs and lows that put your stomach in knots.  Only sixty days prior,…

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Changing Seasons

  By Sadie Hess, CEO Changing Seasons: Life remains in constant and continuous motion!  Many of you are aware that Eric and I are also the owners of a scheduling software company called QuickSolvePlus.  We believe it is time for us to UNITE our vision and focus.   We started QSP because of our own…

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Humble Beginnings

By Cassandra Sales Last week, for the first time in quite a while, we were able to get together in a very small group and decorate the office. Being stationed in Siskiyou , that meant we got to decorate our new Yreka Office for Christmas for the first time. I would love to tell you…

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Finding a New Normal

By Aaron Zint There was once a newly married couple making a roast for dinner. As they were preparing the food, the wife went to put the roast in the pan, but before doing so, she cut six inches off the end. “Why did you do that?” asked the husband. “That’s how you make a…

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Hope for a Healthy Tomorrow

By Sheri Wittmer How could something as invisible as this virus called COVID-19 bring so many immense changes to our lives in such a short amount of time? Yet here we are living our lives much differently than we were last year at this time. Is anyone else weary of hearing these words, “Finding the…

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Fish Philosophy Today

By Sadie Hess As I write this, I see a sepia sky outside my window.  The whole atmosphere is an eerie orange color as fires rip apart the West Coast.  They are calling this fire season unprecedented and historic:  words currently losing all meaning!  My sister-in-law recently graduated from UC Davis on a Zoom call. …

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The Lady of Butte

By Cassandra Sales “My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg With the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week, it has been a time of reflection, especially for women. Justice Ginsburg is the reason women can sign a lease…

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Standing Together

Dear Compass Family, I am writing you to share my thoughts about the state of affairs in our world and our small corner of it at Compass.  These are scary and troubling times. For the past three months we’ve battled the fear of the COVID-19 pandemic, loneliness as we shelter-in-place, the sudden economic downturn, and an…

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